PLEDGE TO SUPPORT MODERN TIMES BOOKSTORE ON INDIEGOGO
Campaign ends January 24th, 2014. This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal.
Modern Times in San Francisco is where I work. It is a wonderful resource for materials on gender, sex, and sexuality, politics, language, zines, alternative culture, and much more. Collective member Ruth Mahaney at Modern Times is also a professor at City College of San Francisco. Her Intro to LGBT Studies class I took back in fall 2010 is what helped set me on the path to studying LGBT Studies as a major and sparked my interest into the arena of academia and activism - it was no longer just personal for me.
If you can, please support this amazing resource by pledging to this campaign. You can also visit Modern Times at http://moderntimesbookstore.com/ and 2919 24th St in San Francisco.
TW: Police Violence, Attempted Kidnapping and Rape
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS, REBLOG IT, WHATEVER. This is being reported on as an “exclusive story” to a local cable news channel in LA. THIS STORY SHOULD NOT BE BURIED. This woman was kidnapped, they attempted to rape her, and she nearly DIED getting away. Now the LAPD want the whole thing to go away. DON’T LET IT.
The officers responsible for the KIDNAP AND SEXUAL ASSAULT of Kim Nguyen are:
David E. Shin (신은총) and Jinseok Oh (오진석) of Olympic Division.
PLEASE REBLOG EVEN IF YOU DELETE IT FIVE MINUTES LATER, AT LEAST THE PEOPLE ON YOUR DASHBOARD MIGHT SEE IT. ANYTHING HELPS.
for anyone who watches the video:
TW for rape
TW for police assault
My homie, Tony and I are members of the Napa Valley Dream Team. A community based group,made up of mainly college students, who advocate higher education for the undocumented community. We are selling this canvas we painted to fundraise for our annual Dreamers Conference taking place on February 15th.
We are asking $180 for it and we are willing to ship for an extra cost.
Please like and reblog this photo!!
In 1970, Sylvia Rivera and another veteran of the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson, established STAR - Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. Their primary goal was to help kids on the street find food, clothing, and a place to live. They opened STAR House, an overtly politicized version of the “house” culture that already characterized Black and Latino queer kinship networks, where dozens of transgender youth could count on a free and safe place to sleep. Their goal was to educate and protect the younger people who were coming into the life they themselves led - they even envisioned establishing a school for kids who’d never learned to read or write because their formal education was interrupted by discrimination and bullying. Some STAR members, particularly Rivera, were also active in the Young Lords, a revolutionary Puerto Rican youth organization. One of the first times the STAR banner was flown in public was at a mass demonstration against police repression organized by the Young Lords in East Harlem in 1970, in which STAR participated as a group.
I have been astonished by hearing individuals who inherited wealth in childhood warn against sharing resources because people needing help should work for money in order to appreciate its value. Inherited wealth and/or substantial material resources are rarely talked about in the mass media because those who receive it do not wish to validate the idea that money received that is not a reward for hard work is beneficial. Their acceptance and use of this money to strengthen their economic self-sufficiency exposes the reality that working hard is rarely the means by which enough of us can gain enough access to material resources to become wealthy. One of the ironies of the culture of greed is that the people who profit the most from earnings they have not worked to attain are the most eager to insist that the poor and working classes can only value material resources attained through hard work. Of course, they are merely establishing a belief system that protects their class interests and lessens their accountability to those who are without privilege.
The Arizona ethnic studies saga may have a new chapter. A group of students and parents have appealed the March decision to uphold the ban with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing the ban violates First and 14th amendments and goes against recommendations from educators and experts.
The ban has been the source of fierce debate, with many arguing it discriminates against the dominant ethnic group in the region, and hinders academic growth. About 60 percent of students in Tuscon, Ariz. are Latino, and like Latino students in other states have some of the largest high school dropout rates in the country. An independent study in 2011 actually recommended Mexican-American studies courses at the center of this debate be expanded in the region, but instead the school district removed the curriculum altogether, and evenattempted to ban certain books.